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Job Title: Critical Care Transport Nurse
Status: Non-Exempt- Full-Time/Per Diem
Location: Irwindale, Ca
The Critical Care Transport Nurse performs basic life support, advance life support and critical care nursing. The CCT Transport Nurse provides direct patient care to the ill and injured during the transport and the local EMS transport and treatment protocols. The CCT Transport Nurse functions under standing orders of the physician or the medical director. The CCT Transport Nurse performs assessments, treats, and monitors patients during inter-facility transports.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for adapting to the changing nature of healthcare, customer’s expectations, adapting to new delivery protocols, interaction with the medical centers, hospitals, and physicians and other service providers and other ancillary EMS agencies, and new ways of communicating, documenting and reporting
- Customer satisfaction
- Clinical skills
- Procedure and protocol adherence and compliance
- Chute time, turnaround time
- Documentation compliance
- Self-development and assisting in development of others
- Certification maintenance
- Protection and maintenance of company equipment
- Transport percentage
- Run system calls as required
NONESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
- Current registration as an RN / EMS
- Minimum two years of current critical care experience (i.e. ICU, CCU, PACU, or ER) which includes the following: Management of the unstable adult cardiac patient, Management of the unstable patient of other etiologies, Management of the patient requiring mechanical ventilator support, and Management of the patient requiring invasive hemodynamic monitoring. Knowledge of professional nursing practice and theory. Knowledge of principles and practice of patient transport operations upon successful completion of the CCT orientation and training program. Ability to assess, plan, organize, implement and evaluate patient care activities. Ability to function independently; to prioritize, delegate and utilize critical thinking skills in a variety of patient care situations. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow personnel, patients and their families, hospital staff, the public, and other collaborating agencies. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills are also required.
- Current ACLS, PALS, BLS-C (or equivalent) provider status.
- Current CPR certification
- Valid Driver’s License
- PHTLS Certification desired
- Driving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability
- ICS courses, please refer to link http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp.
- IS-100B (ICS 100)
- IS-200B (ICS 200)
- IS-700A (NIMS)
- IS-800B (NIMS)
- Current critical care inter-facility transfer experience; CEN, CCRN, TNCC or ENC Certification; BTLS/PHTLS
- Occasionally: Smelling
- Frequently: Kneeling, stooping, bending, leaning, flexibility, and multiple physical activities performed at the same time (carrying multiple equipment while pushing on pram)
- Constantly: Hearing/listening, clear speech, simple touching, walking (inside and outside), pushing, pulling, reaching, sitting, driving ambulance, seeing